Anguilla packs a lot into its 35 square miles, with 33 paradise beaches of pure white sand, over 120 restaurants serving some of the best food in the Caribbean and a whole year of lively events to enjoy!
Many choose Anguilla for its famously good food. You can dine at luxurious gourmet restaurants, chic beachfront bistros or affordable roadside grills- each with their own unique take on Caribbean cuisine.
Another big reason for holidaying in Anguilla is the island’s tempting array of accommodation, where luxurious hotels and spa resorts sit alongside traditional Anguillan guest houses, villas and boutique hotels. Get active snorkelling in the clear, azure waters at Limestone Bay or Prickly Pear, take a boat to the secluded cove of Little Bay or try your hand at kite surfing, paddle boarding or scuba diving. Anguilla is a modern Caribbean island packed with culture in its galleries, museums and colourful events- from carnival to calypso competitions, regatta to music festivals. Anguilla Beyond Extraordinary!
Airports / Gateways / Flying times
Airport: Clayton J Lloyd International Airport is located 5 minutes from the capital, The Valley, by car.
Gateways/Flying Times: There are no direct flights from the UK to Anguilla, however, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly from Gatwick to Antigua, with a LIAT connection to Anguilla. American Airlines fly from Heathrow via the United States to San Juan, from there LIAT will also connect to Anguilla. Air France from Paris, and KLM from Amsterdam fly to St. Martin with onward connections to Anguilla from the Airport Dock to Blowing Point, taking 20/25 minutes, or by charter airline with local carriers. London: 8 3/4 hours. Manchester: 8 hours. Paris: 8 hours. Amsterdam 8 hours 40 minutes. Antigua: 35 minutes. Puerto Rico: 1 hour. St. Maarten: 6 minutes.
Average winter/summer temperature: 26°C
Most resorts and hotels offer nightly entertainment in season but if you want to find your own entertainment get ready to sand mash (dance) and lime (hang out) at some of Anguilla’s best nightspots. Sandy Ground is where the best of the sand mashing happens, at Ripples, The Pumphouse, Elvis’ Beach Bar and Johnno’s. The Dune Preserve in Rendezvous Bay is a famous night out or check out The Strip in The Valley for some authentic Anguillan street food and a laidback vibe.
If nature is your thing, you will be right at home in Anguilla. There are over 135 species of bird on the island and one of the best places to spot them are The Salt Ponds at Sandy Ground. Visit Dolphin Discovery at Blowing Point to experience a once-in-a-lifetime swim with the dolphins. Much of Anguilla is protected by the Anguilla National Trust and you can book with the Trust for some brilliant tours like the Turtle Patrol- a guided night patrol to learn about Anguilla’s nesting sea turtles. The Big Springs Heritage Site is a must do in Anguilla, see the fascinating petroglyphs carved into the rock by Anguilla’s earliest inhabitants. And to further delve into the secrets of this beautiful island, visit The Wallblake House, the only surviving plantation house in Anguilla, or have breakfast at The Warden’s Place- an 18th century plantation house.